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The Book of Everything to open this week

USC drama students will perform the highly acclaimed The Book of Everything at Chancellor State College’s Performing Arts Centre this week (Thursday 29 January to Saturday 31 January).

Esteemed Brisbane director and actor Caroline Dunphy will direct the USC Production of the popular play about a kind boy with a wild imagination and some very strange friends.

The main character is nine-year-old Thomas, who lives in post-Nazi Amsterdam and can see things no-one else can: tropical fish living in the canals, trumpeting sparrows and a deluge of frogs.

He also sees the unhappiness of his family and the pain that lingers long after the war is over. He carefully records all of his observations – good and bad – in his magical and hopeful Book of Everything.

The lead role of Thomas will be shared by three actors (pictured seated left to right with director Caroline Dunphy): Anthony Borsato, 22, of Mapleton; Kurtis Laing, 19, of Buderim; and Thomas George, 19, of Sippy Downs.

USC Lecturer in Drama Dr Jo Loth said the play was a joyous tribute to imagination and was suitable for anyone over the age of 9. It contains depictions of physical violence, so parental guidance is recommended.

For more information read The Book of Everything will delight everyone.

Performances: 4.30pm Thursday 29, 4.30pm Friday 30 January and 1pm Saturday 31 January.

Venue: Performing Arts Centre (P Block) Chancellor State College, Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs (opposite USC Sports Stadium).

Tickets: $15/$10 Bookings:

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